31 August 2009

Frozen Custard

An American treat

It is not gelato, but a good American substitute for a frozen treat. Frozen custard stands used to dot the roadsides all over the USA but seem to be a disappearing icon. I remember as a kid playing in Little League that when you won a game the whole team was treated to frozen custard at a local stand. That is just one of those summertime memories that are always a part of you.

Unfortunately many of the family stands have disappeared as people reject fresh and homemade for prepackaged bland products. I know of a few frozen custard stands around Northeastern Ohio and Rosati’s in Northfield has some of the best I know. Their custard is so dense they use a scoop to serve it. They have daily specials and on a warm summer day you will find people lined up as the girls quickly dish up the cool treats.

Rosati’s Frozen Custard

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You hardly miss an opportunity to put down the folks here in USA don't you.

Bryan said...

Anonymous - I'm not sure if you missed something but I like frozen custard!

When I made observations in Italy the Italians complained I was picking on their country, seems to be the same in the US if I make observations of life around me. At least the Italians didn't hide behind "anonymous" and open dialogue with them often led many to become regular followers of this blog.